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In the Spirit of Spring Festival

Chinese New Year, commonly known as the Spring Festival, is only one day away and already the country can be seen to be festively aglow. There are many things associated with Chinese New year, but it’s the flame-red lanterns, festive...

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Hangzhou Spring Festivities and Fun

As the much-anticipated Spring Festival is just around the corner, Hangzhou City is immersed in festive atmosphere. To celebrate the joyous festival, the local Hangzhounese come up with a kaleidoscope of festive activities. Here we list some. ★ Feb.9,10:38 ◎...

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Legislators, advisors present ideas for better city

Representatives attending the annual sessions of the Hangzhou Municipal People’s Congress and the CPPCC Hangzhou Committee said there should be foreign language signs and descriptions at scenic spots and heritage sites for international visitors. Their proposals can be found on...

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Songcheng Festivities and Fun

Song Dynasty Town (or Songcheng) is a blessed place in Hangzhou which every year, during the Spring Festival, holds a temple fair where both locals and foreigners are able to join in the fun of the festivities. This year the...

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Spring Festival in Full Bloom…

With Spring Festival fast approaching and spring not far behind it, the West Lake Spring Flower Exhibition has already begun to bloom and in doing so has added more color to an already glowing season. On February 1 the Temple...

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G20 host city bans public spitting

HANGZHOU, Feb. 5 (Xinhua) — Hangzhou, host city of this year’s G20 summit, has passed a law to ban unruly acts such as spitting and littering in public places. Starting on March 1, using mobile phones while driving and throwing...